Dog diarrhea and no appetite or lack of an appetite are symptoms that sometimes occur together. Loss of appetite is a decrease in interest in food or a complete refusal to eat is an unusual dog behavior and raises concern especially when accompanied by other concerning symptoms such as diarrhea.
While diarrhea is common in dogs, it is important to understand what causes these two symptoms and when to seek veterinary care.
We outline the potential causes of dog diarrhea and no appetite, along with the associated symptoms and when to seek help.
Here’s why dog diarrhea and no appetite occurs
Dog diarrhea itself can lead to loss of appetite. These symptoms commonly occur together and can be due to a number of illnesses and health issues which include diet change, food intolerance, illness, gastrointestinal infection, poisoning, stress, allergies, and medication side effects.